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  • Former senior UN official, Andrew Macleod, has also accused officials of aiding the large-scale cover up.

    Former senior UN official, Andrew Macleod, has also accused officials of aiding the large-scale cover up. | Photo: Reuters

Published 14 February 2018

The report thousands of sexual abuses are only a fraction of the reality, as only one-tenth are ever registered.

Sex predators are allegedly using the world’s disasters, acting as United Nations aid workers and committing an estimated 60,000 rapes over the last decade, a former senior official reported.

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In a report delivered to the Department of International Development, Andrew Macleod, who worked as an international aid boss, claimed that there are at least 3,300 pedophiles working in the UN across the globe.

Typically, as the most vulnerable sectors are women and children, sex abusers target charity and aid jobs. Macleod told the Sun that the number of instances which have been sloppily covered up over the last two decades rivals the Catholic Church’s record.

“There are tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with pedophile tendencies, but if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt nobody will ask what you’re up to. You have the impunity to do whatever you want,” Professor Macleod said.

However, the 60,000 rapes are only a fraction of the reality, Macleod says, adding that only one in ten rapes committed by UN workers are ever reported. The true figure is probably double.

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Macleod, who resigned last November, has also accused officials of aiding the large-scale cover-up. The former UN official said the system is at fault and the problem should have been addressed years ago.

Macleod spent considerable time as the chief of operations at the UN’s Emergency Coordination Centre in the Balkans, Rwanda, and Pakistan and is campaigning that aid workers be held accountable for their crimes and be exposed to severe regulations. The 60,000 figure was scrounged from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s 2016 notes, which registered a total 311 victims of sexual abuse in the course of one month.

Other UN officials have attempted to denounce the human rights abuses only to be checked and, like in the case of ex-Cabinet minister Priti Patel, told they were “overstepping the mark.”

As the United Kingdom stands as one of the top 10 contributors to the UN budget, Macleod is working to gain support from parliament saying that though the news is a “difficult truth”, child rape crimes are being inadvertently funded in part by United Kingdom tax-payer.”

“I know there were a lot of discussions at senior levels of the United Nations about ‘something must be done’ but nothing effective came of it, and if you look at the record of whistleblowers, they were fired.


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